When President Barack Obama announced his ambitious new plan for strengthening the regulatory powers of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), he stressed the fact that strong action must be taken immediately in order to prevent the catastrophic effects of global climate change.
The international community must be increasingly reliant on cleaner forms of energy to power our world, so we can reduce the amount of carbon dioxide that is released into the atmosphere. While there has been some resistance to Obama's proposed changes, there is new information that suggests the world is ready to embrace renewable energy sources.
According to a new report from the Renewable Energy Policy Network for the 21st Century (REN21), the world is more reliant today on renewable energy than at any other point in our history. In fact, a full 22 percent of global power production came from renewables by the end of 2013. This is an 8 percent jump from the numbers recorded at the end of 2012.
The increased dependence on clean energy is a concern of many countries across the globe, as there are now nearly 100 nations actively working on programs to reduce power consumption from unhealthy sources, a massive increase from just 15 countries in 2005.
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